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Annals of Computer Science and Information Systems, Volume 8

Proceedings of the 2016 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems

Adopting collaborative games into Open Kanban


DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15439/2016F509

Citation: Proceedings of the 2016 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, M. Ganzha, L. Maciaszek, M. Paprzycki (eds). ACSIS, Vol. 8, pages 15391543 ()

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Abstract. The crucial element of any agile project is people. Not surprisingly, principles and values such as``Respect for people'',``Communication and Collaboration'',``Lead using a team approach'', and``Learn and improve continuously'' are an integral part of Open Kanban. However, Open Kanban has not provided any tools or techniques to aid the human side of software development. As a Lean initiative, it is also not as well defined process framework as Scrum or XP. Therefore, inexperienced Kanban teams may feel a bit lost. To face up to these challenges, we proposed an extension to Open Kanban, which contains a set of 12 collaborative games. The feedback received from three Kanban teams who leveraged our extension in commercial projects, indicates that the adopted collaborative games improved participants' communication, commitment, motivation and creativity.


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